Harlem Renaissance

Kwame Brathwaite didn’t coin the phrase “black is beautiful,” he just popularized it. The year was 1962 and those immortal words had already been uttered by black nationalist Carlos A. Cooks. But…

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. –  Augusta Savage: Renaissance Woman is the first exhibition to reassess Savage’s contributions to art and cultural history through the lens of the…

I, Too, Sing America: The Harlem Renaissance at 100 celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance, a cultural movement that resonated well beyond the geographic boundaries of…

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance, an intellectual, social, and artistic explosion of African American culture that erupted in…

Jennifer Padgett, assistant curator, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, and Beth Harris discuss Jacob Lawrence's Ambulance Call (1948, tempera on board) at the Crystal Bridges Museum…